For a particular de Bono Tool, make it easy for newcomers to:
- Understand what is required to complete a practise item.
- Feel that they can do it.
This depends (among other things) on the sense of achievement we get and maybe also from the theoretical understanding of the need to improve thinking skill. We can also think of things that we have done or that has happened to us where they would have turned out better if, say, both sides of the matter had been considered (at all or in depth) - this may increase our motivation to practice the PMI.- Make them want to do it.
Maybe the sense of achievement we get from doing an item, can make us want to do more. Also, they are intended to be fun to do - we can choose those items we think are fun. Dr de Bono says it's important to have a mix of items of the four types but I think maybe it's better to not have a mix and only have such items you like than not want to practice at all. Then after a bit time you can have items of all the four types. But maybe it's not so hard to find items of the four types if we look for them. Anyway, I think it's better to practice than to look for practice items, so that's why I started these discussions for making a catalogue of items. Also, there is a "discussion" which is only a list of practice items with no thinking output from anyone (but it's empty right now).- Once they have done it, make them want to do more.
Maybe after enough practice we may become enough skilled that we want to show off this skill. This is different from showing off how much information or knowledge we have. Until then we don't have to show our thinking output from doing practice items but we can still add items.- Make them want to show others what they have done.
I hope the points above help answer this, and also, about being well-trained: as dr de Bono says, even if we're not excellent tennis players, we may still enjoy playing tennis and improving our skill.I know that Dennis Perrin did fine on some of the tasks you set him, but what about people who are not as well trained or initially motivated?
If thinking tools/frameworks improve thinking skill much more than discussion does,then what is the point of having this subject as a something to discuss?
And reguarding understanding dont we use understanding to lead us,therfore if we habitually develope understanding are we not practicing its use?
In repetition skills are develope not abilities,but we have to search more possible ways to develope abilities and designing things.
It's true that understanding has little to do with "walking your talk." You can understand all you want, but until you do what will make you actually improve, it's all a moot point.
Repeating anything creates a habit; the mind loves to create a a program to deal with repeating circumstances. It's a curious thing to make creativity a habit, because the nature of it is innovative. Innovation cultivates, by nature, an expanding tolerance for what feels unfamiliar. So I guess, unfamiliarity can become a habit such as any other habit... but it doesn't feel like a habit. It feels more like a hobby or a talent or a pull to question...an insatiable curiosity.
So I would say that these feelings - of curiosity, talent, wisdom, drive, persistence and perseverance - are not so much of a habit as a motive. They definitely need cultivation to develop. What do you think?
It's not something put into place by traditional education. Definitely traditional education focuses on classifying what is allowed and what is not allowed - right and wrong answers. Those things which are creatively unclassified are not rewarded, and are considered "wrong." The quip for this was made by an artist friend of mine...don't know what name he is using these days, but when I knew him he was Kenneth Feld.
"I make as many mistakes as it takes."